New road brake design

Good article below from VeloNews on Brand-new designs in road brakes.…-future_343690

This article crosses over to the troubles John had along with the under-the-bottom-bracket on his Madone. Despite the fact that that was eventually shown to be a defective brake (and was a different design), the article above concludes that there’s no sound reason for mounting a brake underneath the bike.

"The only thing that belongs under the chainstays is … nothing. Nothing belongs there."

Brand-new rim brake designs are important because the pro’s are going to be slow to adopt disc brakes — if they ever do. There are too numerous troubles to contend with: the speed of wheel changes, the challenges of providing neutral support, and exactly what happens in a crash when a nearly red-hot brake disc slices into someone’s calf.

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